Innovations Talk: Arthur Petersen

Innovation Talks

Values in Science Advice: The Case of the IPCC

Arthur Petersen, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reviews scientific literature on climate change in an attempt to make scientific knowledge about climate change accessible to a wide audience that includes policy makers.

Documents produced by the IPCC are subject to negotiations in plenary sessions, which can be frustrating for the scientists and government delegations involved, who all have stakes in getting their respective interests met.

This seminar draws on the work of Bruno Latour in order to analyze the role of different values in science advice and the need for ‘diplomacy’ between these different values.

Space is limited. Breakfast provided. You must RSVP to attend

Melissa Waite
Nov 30 2017 - 8:30am
Memorial Union, Rincon room 248
Tempe campus